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Torque specs for front wheel bearing replacement

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #1
elcruzmissle
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Torque specs for front wheel bearing replacement

I dont ever honestly post but i research a lot on here. Everyone has a good hub replacement walkthru but few have the torque specs which are needed to finish the job. Heres what chilton says for the 2004 (02-05 gen);

To install:

Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

Observe the following torques:

Upper ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
Lower ball joint-to-knuckle nut: 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
Tie-rod end-to-knuckle nut: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
Hub-to-wheel knuckle bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
Anchor plate bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
Axle retainer nut: 184 ft. lbs. (250 Nm)

Check and, if necessary, align the front end.

Always install new:

Wheel hub-to-wheel knuckle bolts.
Cotter pins.
Castellated nuts.
Upper ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut.
Axle retainer nut.

Hopefully that helps everyone since i had to take the knuckle off and go to a shop with a press to get mine out.
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Old 07-02-2011, 11:40 AM   #2
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Also if you removed the Sway Bar end link on either side to replace the CV axle then the torque is 18 lb-ft
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